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Assistant/Associate/Professor/Associate Professor of Practice/Professor of Practice

Employer
National Defense University
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
$134,273.00 - $158,915.00
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Announcement Number:  NDU-22-11284544-CC  /   Control number:  622480100

Assistant/Associate/Professor/Associate Professor of Practice/Professor of Practice

Summary:  The National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.

Announcement close date is Monday, January 10, 2022.

Open to the public - U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Duties:  The primary duty of the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) faculty is teaching core and elective graduate-level courses for senior leaders enrolled in a senior-level course of study in national security and cyberspace strategy/security, information, information technology, data analytics, strategic leadership. Other duties include:

  • Maintaining academic currency through rigorous scholarship
  • Participating in the development and implementation of the academic program
  • Mentoring students and assessing their academic and professional performance
  • Serving on committees and performing other College leadership duties as assigned
  • Contributing to the professional development of faculty colleagues
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with key stakeholders and decision-makers in Washington, DC and around the world.
  • Promoting a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff, and administration from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives.

 

  • Salary:  $134,273 - $158,915 per year
  • Pay scale & grade:  AD 2 – 4
  • Location:  MANY vacancies at Fort McNair, DC
  • Telework eligible:  Yes – as determined by the agency policy.

            Travel Required:  Occasional travel - Travel is generally 15% or less for this position

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive position within the agency
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.ssa.gov/)
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. An earned master's degree (a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree preferred) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline directly related to national security or the college's mission and curriculum.
  2. Knowledge of national security and cyberspace strategy/policy, cyber security, cyber law, emerging technology, information operations/influence, data science/analytics, or artificial intelligence/machine learning.
  3. Evidence of excellence in teaching as a faculty member at an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the college's curriculum and mission.
  4. Research experience in a related field demonstrated through scholarship, publications, or outreach activities; recognition with academic, professional, or research communities.
  5. Professional knowledge of instructional best practices and experience in developing instructional materials, with emphasis on graduate-level teaching methodology and adult learning.
  6. Experience utilizing leadership and management skills in an academic setting or similar complex organization to include service in senior executive or management positions.
  7. Aptitude in collaboration across institutional boundaries and the ability to develop relationships; promote diversity and inclusion; and coordinate with leaders across government, industry, and academia.


Criteria for Academic Rank:

AD-1701-02 Salary Range $134,273 - $142,487:
Assistant Professor: 1) an earned master's degree (a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree preferred) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent); 2) documented evidence of promise in teaching, with some graduate level teaching experience preferred. 3) scholarship/research resulting in the creation and sharing of new knowledge through teaching or publishing; and 4) aptitude in collaboration across institutional boundaries.


AD-1701-03 Salary Range $142,487 - $150,701:
Associate Professor of Practice: 1) an earned master's degree (a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree preferred) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent); 2) at least 7 years of outstanding performance as a senior-level practitioner in an agency of the federal government, professional staff member of a Congressional Committee, or senior level professional in the private sector with an outstanding record of public service, professional achievements in areas related to the college's curriculum and mission.

Associate Professor: 1) an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent); 2) at least five years of full-time teaching experience at an accredited university, of which at least two years must be at the graduate level; 3) record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers and external recognition of excellence; and 4) record of advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security.

AD-1701-04 Salary Range $150,701 - $158,915:
Professor of Practice: 1) an earned master's degree (a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree preferred) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent); 2) at least 10 years of outstanding performance as a senior-level practitioner in an agency of the federal government, professional staff member of a Congressional Committee, or senior level professional in the private sector with an outstanding record of public service, professional achievements in areas related to the college's curriculum and mission.

Professor: 1) an earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent); 2) at least eight years of full-time teaching experience at an accredited university, of which at least three years must be at the graduate level, with a sustained record of excellence and contributions to the curriculum; 3) sustained record of excellence and leadership of scholarship among peers and external recognition of excellence; 4) sustained record of advancement of institutional partnerships, relationships that leverage cross-component mission success, and networks of influence that contribute to national security.

Education:  Degree Requirement: An earned master's degree (a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree preferred) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline directly related to the college's curriculum and mission. Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Additional information:  The NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long-term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telework.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.

Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination

Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire certain annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:  https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

Benefits:  A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. 

To qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described above. A NDU screening panel will review your resume and answers to the assessment questionnaire to evaluate your qualifications for the position. NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions.

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications. All conferred degrees and certifications should be included in your resume for full consideration
  2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting Documents - Refer to the eligibilities section for documents to submit.

NOTE: Transcripts are not required at time of application submission. Your resume and assessment questionnaire will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel to evaluate your qualifications for the position. If selected for an interview, official transcripts will be requested at that time to verify educational requirements are met.

Eligibilities Information: The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.

  1. SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent NDU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  2. If you claim Veteran's Preference:
    - You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active-duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, if you are a current military member in active-duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what the condition of discharge is thought to be.
    - If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability.
    - If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
  3. Other documents identified in the announcement.

 

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered or uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

Create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and click apply.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information:

 HR Customer Care Center, Phone:  (317) 212-0454

Email:  dfas.indianapolis-in.zh.mbx.dfasmeritcc@mail.mil

Address:  National Defense University, 300 5th Avenue Bldg., 62, Washington, DC 20319

Next Steps

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job. ALL eligible applicants will be referred to NDU which will convene a board to review all of the applicants. NDU will contact the applicants directly they would like to interview. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants. You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied.

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